Craighead County, AR

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2022 Population
111,038
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.4
0.292% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.1%
7.44% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,169
6.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,600
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
51,494
0.606% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Craighead County, AR had a population of 111k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $55,169. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Craighead County, AR grew from 109,875 to 111,038, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $51,788 to $55,169, a 6.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Craighead County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (73%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.34%), Other (Hispanic) (2.18%), and White (Hispanic) (2.17%).

None of the households in Craighead County, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Craighead County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Craighead County, AR are Arkansas State University (5,133 degrees awarded in 2022) and Arthur's Beauty College (489830) (24 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Craighead County, AR was $182,600, and the homeownership rate was 59.7%.

Most people in Craighead County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Craighead County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Craighead County, AR is home to a population of 111k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.59% of Craighead County, AR residents were born outside of the country (3.99k people).

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.1k people) in Craighead County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Craighead County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Craighead County, AR was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Craighead County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    81.1k ± 595
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18k ± 505
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.7k ± 829
5.47%
Hispanic Population
6.07k people

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.1k people) in Craighead County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.47% of the people in Craighead County, AR are hispanic (6.07k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Craighead County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.99k people
3.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.13k people

As of 2022, 3.59% of Craighead County, AR residents (3.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Craighead County, AR was 3.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,702 ± 284
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,076 ± 260
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    849 ± 220

Craighead County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Craighead County, AR employs 51.5k people. The largest industries in Craighead County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,801 people), Retail Trade (6,867 people), and Manufacturing (6,258 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,570), Wholesale Trade ($58,333), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,106).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

51.5k
2022 Value
± 1,987
0.606%
1 Year growth
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Craighead County, AR grew at a rate of 0.606%, from 51.2k employees to 51.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Craighead County, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,489 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,301 people), and Management Occupations (4,811 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Craighead County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

51.5k
2022 Value
± 1,987
0.606%
1 Year growth
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Craighead County, AR grew at a rate of 0.606%, from 51.2k employees to 51.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Craighead County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,801 people), Retail Trade (6,867 people), and Manufacturing (6,258 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Craighead County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Craighead County, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,011
Median earning men ± $1,898
$33,038
Median earning women ± $1,985

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,536), Wholesale Trade ($61,036), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,782).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,875), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,025), and Wholesale Trade ($45,458).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,233
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 620
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 602
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Craighead County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31%), followed by Other (1.54%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Craighead County, AR awarded 5,157 degrees. The student population of Craighead County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,596 male students and 8,670 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Craighead County, AR are White (3,915 and 78%), followed by Black or African American (689 and 13.7%), Hispanic or Latino (168 and 3.35%), and Two or More Races (113 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Craighead County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas State University (5,133 and 99.5%) and Arthur's Beauty College (489830) (24 and 0.465%).

The most popular majors in Craighead County, AR are Elementary & Middle School Administration (910 and 17.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (537 and 10.4%), and Registered Nursing (304 and 5.89%).

The median tuition cost in Craighead County, AR for a public four year colleges is $6,888 for in-state students and $12,744 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Craighead County, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,266 (34.6% men and 65.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,266 students enrolled in Craighead County, AR, 34.6% men and 65.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,217 records, of which 66.4% were women and 33.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 188 degrees awarded
  2. 167 degrees awarded
  3. 351 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Craighead County, AR was Sport & Fitness Management with 188 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Craighead County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,133 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas State University with 5,133 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,606 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Craighead County, AR, which is 0.452 times less than the 3,551 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,915 degrees mean that there were 5.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 689 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,888) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($568) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Craighead County, AR was $182,600 in 2022, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,100 to $182,600, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Craighead County, AR is 59.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Craighead County, AR have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Craighead County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Craighead County, AR is $55,169. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Craighead County, AR was Census Tract 5.01 with a value of $91,250, followed by Census Tract 4.01 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $60,846 and $57,006.

In 2022, 15.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Craighead County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.696%.

Property

$182,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,717
$25,279
Median Property Taxes
±$1,279

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Craighead County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.7% of the housing units in Craighead County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5.01
  2. Census Tract 4.01
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Craighead County, AR was Census Tract 5.01 with a value of $91,250, followed by Census Tract 4.01 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $60,846 and $57,006.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Craighead County, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,169
Median Household Income
± $2,630
42.4k
Number of Households
± 1,768

In 2022, the median household income of the 42.4k households in Craighead County, AR grew to $55,169 from the previous year's value of $51,788.

The following chart displays the households in Craighead County, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Craighead County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (9.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.17%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Craighead County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.78%) and those who worked at home (4.17%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Craighead County, AR have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Craighead County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Craighead County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Craighead County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Craighead County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.696%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Craighead County, AR (20.5k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Craighead County, AR is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.4% of the children was living in poverty in Craighead County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 431 in Craighead County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 48.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Craighead County, AR has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 25.2% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Craighead County, AR see 849 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (868 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1336 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 247 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

849 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Craighead County, AR

Primary care physicians in Craighead County, AR see an average of 849 patients per year. This represents a 2.19% decrease from the previous year (868 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Craighead County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 24.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.58%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
25.2%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Craighead County, AR grew by 6.11% from 8.08% to 8.58%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 68.6 in Craighead County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.6% in Craighead County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in Craighead County, AR.

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